Women of colour leading student newsrooms hope to carry change into overall industry
Canada’s newsrooms are whiter than ever.
Not only is the country’s media unequipped to cover racism such as Trudeau’s — it is actively perpetuating it
When stories like this break, trans folks aren’t given a seat at the table, but we’re left bearing the responsibility of being spokespeople nonetheless.
Imagine how different our country would be if newspaper columns and TV panels weren’t dominated by former political staffers and lobbyists
Some veteran reporters show outright hostility, as if their 30-year-old notes have finally become topical again, and they can dust them off for one more go.
Too often, trans people get invoked in the abstract, rather than having their real stories heard.
“Where does this idea of systemic racism in Quebec come from? Are we living under apartheid?” asked a white pundit on an all-white panel.
Union credits CANADALAND piece for exposing “years of virtual inaction” and prompting staff to write management.
“In the largest city in Canada, there doesn’t seem to be a single Muslim-led paper of substance or wide distribution.”
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